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Illustration of an older electrician showing a younger one how to splice a cable (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Coveted apprenticeships solve skill shortages

President Trump is pushing to double the number of apprenticeships in the U.S., to give workers the skills employers seek and lead to rewarding careers.
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International students a boon for U.S. universities — and vice versa

International student enrollments at U.S. colleges broke 1 million again. Both the students and the schools benefit from their relationships.
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Tillerson urges Burma to probe atrocities, repatriate Rohingya

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Burma's leaders to investigate reported mass atrocities against the Rohingya and allow them to return home.
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Unleashing new entrepreneurs is India’s top job

Indian startups thrive in Bangalore, but the country needs many more entrepreneurs. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit can help.
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U.S. rushes help to Rohingya refugees

The United States is sending tens of millions of dollars in aid for over a half million Rohingya who fled for their lives after an army crackdown in Burma.
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Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.
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Science, math heroines are hidden no more

The movie "Hidden Figures" on women's unsung role in launching the U.S. space program now is inspiring female scientists and STEM advocates worldwide.
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Trump nominates new central banker to spur U.S. economic growth

President Trump says Jerome Powell, his choice for chair of the Federal Reserve, will help the U.S. build on its recent economic progress.
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ISIS’ reign of terror ends in Raqqa. Fight to destroy ISIS...

The rout of Islamic State forces continues across Iraq and Syria, where Raqqa, the city the extremists called their capital, is free from ISIS brutality.